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Jeremy Corbyn under pressure from within Labour to spell out grammar school plan

Jeremy Corbyn and his new shadow Education Secretary Lucy Powell are coming under pressure from within the Labour party to spell out plans to scrap the 11-plus and end grammar school status for the country’s 164 remaining state selective schools.












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Birmingham’s two-tier grammar schools entrance plan wins support

A radical plan which has seen a city’s grammar schools double the number of disadvantaged pupils they take in won support from education campaigners today.










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Controversial plan to test new primary school pupils infuriates teachers

A controversial form of testing for four- and five-year-olds – to be trialled in September before being rolled out nationally next year – is designed to give teachers an indication of what their pupils can manage when they start compulsory schooling.









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Conservatives plan to pay students up to £15,000 to take maths and physics degrees

Students who opt for mathematics or physics degrees could be given £15,000 towards their university costs if they become teachers under Conservative plans to be set out today by David Cameron.









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Grammar schools: David Cameron gives support to new expansion plan

The creation of the first British grammar school for more than 50 years looks increasingly likely to go ahead after David Cameron voiced his “strong support” for the expansion of those that performed well.









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Plan to take lettuce to Mars could put life on red planet by 2018

Lettuce could be the first life to land on Mars if a team of students succeeds in their plan to grow salad on the planet in 2018.









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Government plan to expand preschools to accept two-year-olds attacked as ‘nonsensical’

The Government’s controversial plan for schools to expand to take two-year-olds in nurseries has been condemned as “nonsensical”, after official statistics revealed that the vast majority of schools do not plan to take part.









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Ministers plan student loan overhaul

Ministers have been working on a policy that could bring major changes to England’s student loan system, and possibly higher university fees, Newsnight learns.
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Priority school places plan for poor

Schools in England could be allowed to offer priority places to the poorest children in their area under proposals put forward by the government.
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Plan to promote British values

Action will be taken against schools in England which discriminate against girls under new government plans to promote British values.
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